I'm Antoine, a Professor of history at the Paris-Sorbonne University and today is the first day of the fall term. I love to impress my colleagues and students. Looking good with a pipe in my mouth and shiney shoes is the key to the start of a semester! This is the first time using Pierre, the shoe shiner on Avenue Victor Hugo. Pierre asks me many questions and I enjoying answering them. He seems to be very religious as he holds a chain with a creature on it. Off in the distance I can hear a fellow shouting "Cafe, cafe"! I can also hear the hustle and bustle of people of streetgoers passing by on this pedestrian block. The smell is of coffee in the air and my pipe smoke is sweet. Later as the shoeshiner is caught up looking me in the eye and asking more questions he gets polish on my sock. "Oh, mon Dieu !"